Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Halloween Mini Album

Happy Halloween!

I have another badge holder mini album for you today. I'm using badge holders from again. This set is their horizontal top loading badge holders

For this one I used October Afternoon's Witch Hazel collection. I'll just let the pictures speak for was a really fun album to work on!


We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Scotch Quick Dry Glue
1/4" Scor-Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Chip board
Office Depot Binder Rings
Sanding block

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A Fun Day Mini Album

Hello out there!

I'm back! Did you miss me? I'm finally getting back in the swing of things after moving back in July. Got my craft room set back up, cranked out a few projects and FINALLY got around to taking pictures of them!

Let's start things off with this fun mini album using plastic badge holders from They have all kinds of badge holders but the little clear plastic ones are perfect to make a quick mini album.

For this project I used all the little pieces and parts from October Afternoon's Woodland Park collection.  I used the 8x8 paper pad and it was the perfect size for a mini album.

I started out making my covers using some basic chipboard and covering it. I rounded the corners with the We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper and then sanded the edges to distress it before I inked them.

The front cover has a lot of dimension because adding dimension inside is a little bit trickier....but it can be done. Inside each page has a little spot to add a picture of some notes. The inserts need to be kept fairly flat but you can add things to the outside of the badge holders.

A little journaling spot inside the front cover.

Here I've added my word stickers to the outside of the badge holder and have my photo mat inside.

On this page I did layer some ephemera inside the badge holder then added the butterfly to the outside with a pop dot.

This is my favorite paper from the Woodland Park collection. I love the little animals.

This probably ended up being my favorite embellishment in the entire album. The little kite has a chipboard base and the ties on the string were in the same Miscellany pack from October Afternoon.

And there you have it!


Vertical Top Loading Clear Badge Holder
October Afternoon Woodland Park Collection
Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn and Vintage Photo Distress Ink
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Scotch Quick Dry Glue
1/4" Scor-Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Chip board
Office Depot Binder Rings
Sanding block

Monday, June 17, 2013

Happy First Father's Day

Hi there!

Ah, Father's Day. It was the first one for my husband and I had the most awesome idea. I made a rocket ship gift box for his present from the Sweet Baby. Let me tell you the story behind this. Every morning he takes the Sweet Baby to daycare. When I put him in his car seat and they leave, my husband always calls him "Goose" as in the co-pilot from Top Gun (my husband's all-time favorite movie). I wracked my brain trying to come up with way to make a little, paper F-16 but just couldn't manage it.

Then I thought rocket ship.....

And here you have it. It's about 9" tall when you go to the top of the little antenna. I used the bottom of the chocolate covered strawberry from SVG Cuts Sweets For My Sweet kit. The top of the rocket is slightly bigger that the bottom so they would fit together. Rather than assemble the bottom completely, I glued the first set of tabs on the longest section and then folded the rest of the sections flat to from the bottom of the ship.

To break up the surface of the rocket I stamped the little atom from the October Afternoon Rocket Age stamp set, embossed it, added some red Stickles to the middle, and then fussy cut them. I mounted them on my small red strips with a pop dot and then added some small silver Stickles dots to look like rivets.

On each panel of the rocket there is a stamped, embossed image from the Rocket Age stamp set. Let me just take a moment to tell you how AWESOME the customer service at October Afternoon is. Rocket Age is a line from a couple of years ago. I'd been hoarding it and decided to use it for this project. I got about halfway through and realized I either needed the rub-ons for that set or the stamps. I scoured to internet and couldn't find either. Just one a whim I posted on October Afternoon's Facebook page hoping someone would be willing to part with either one from their stash. Instead, Ann from October Afternoon contacted me and let me know she could get me the stamp set. I had it in my hands two days later. Best. Customer. Service. EVER!

The antenna is just a corsage pin that I colored red with a Copic marker. Sadly, this is the only thing I can successfully with a Copic marker....

The legs of the rocket were made from an arch in the basic shapes in eCal. I used the edit points function to stretch and manipulate the shape into what I envisioned for the rocket. I cut each leg 6 times and glued them together to give them some strength. I accented the edges of the legs with a silver Krylon leaf pen.

The little "boosters" on the bottom are also made from the bottom of the strawberry. Instead of attaching the two halves together I folded them into a square and attached them to the bottom of the rocket with brads. The flames are also one of the basic shapes in eCal. I stacked them with small pop dots in between and slipped them inside the boosters.

Inside the rocket, we put two ties and a gift card for Starbucks.

This is the matching card. I used the Rocket Age paper again for the base and the accents on the rocket. The rocket is from SVG Cuts Jonathan's Bears kit. I added one of the rubber charms from October Afternoon and used my eClips to write the sentiment.

And here's the inside sentiment. (My husband teared up a little...)

For my gift to him, I used SVG Cuts My Day With Dad kit to make the perfectly simple gift card box.

My paper for this is from DCWV's Guy Stack. I used some flat, metal embellishments I had on hand to kind of look like rivets.

The sentiment and little bear are from the Jonathan's Bears kit as well.

There you have it! It may be quiet around here for the rest of the summer. We are prepping to move the middle of July and I'm going to have to start packing my craft room. I'm totally NOT looking forward to that, but I may end up with more craft space at our new place!

Hope to see you all again soon!


October Afternoon Rocket Age Paper: Deep Space Probe (12x12), Return Voyage (12x12), All Systems Go (8x8)
October Afternoon Rocket Age Stamp Set
Silver Paper: Wausau
Plain Cardstock: Bazzill
DCWV The Guy Stack
ColorBox White Chalk Ink
Krylon Silver Leaf Pen

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Little Birthday Frog

I've been quiet lately....

We're getting ready to move next month and there's been a ton to take care of around the house. I made these cards for my nephew Will's first birthday back in April and completely forgot to post them on my blog!
The card and frog are both from SVG Cuts' Ryan's Play Date SVG Kit.

The little frog is from the scrapbook page in that kit. I used the shadow feature in ECAL to create a card base that perfectly sized for the frog. The little cupcake he's holding is a Jolee's sticker.

The kite card is part of the kit as well and I'd totally forgotten about it.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from A Jillian Vance Design's Basically Birthdays Stamp Set.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Mother's Day Card for my "Sew" Awesome Mom

Holy crap - I'm lazy lately!

You know, I uploaded the pictures for this to my blog like a month ago and am JUST NOW getting around to writing the post!

Mother's Day was a couple of weeks ago and I made this card for my wonderful Mom. I used the Sew Crafty kit from SVG Cuts because it's such a unique card. My paper is from the October Afternoon Farmhouse collection.

The buttons are also October Afternoon's Midway collection and the ribbon was some I found at Hobby Lobby.

The little stick pins are some I ran across from Fancy Pants that I bought long enough ago that I don't remember buying them...but they's cute!

Inside, I used the front panel of the card and removed the center oval to make a place for my sentiment. I used a Tim Holtz Distress Marker and my eClips to "write" the sentiment.

Super simple!

October Afternoon Farmhouse Paper
October Afternoon Midway Buttons
SVG Cuts Sew Crafty SVG kit.
Fancy Pants Design Stick Pins
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Faded Brick
Tim Holtz Distress Pen
The Twinery Baker's Twine - Charcol
Misc Bling

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Look Whooo's Three

Hi there!

I'm guest posting for A Jillian Vance Design today. Today I have a gift bag for my nephew's third birthday and what better reason to use the Kid Zipper Stamp Set and the Zipper {die}vice!

My gift bag base is just a plain, white bag from the dollar store. I inked it with green and blue Distress Ink to give the background some color. I found all the tree with treehouse file, fence, grass, owls, cake and balloons on the Silhouette Store.

The owls, balloons, and cake were all print and cut images. Can you believe that little cake is less than 1/2" high? The owls are just shy of 1".

For the "card" portion of the bag, I sized the tree down until it was just wide enough for my zipper and sentiment.

I cut the top of the tree two times. The first I ran through my Cuttlebug with the Zipper {die}vice and then stamped my sentiment from the Kid Zipper set.

I then lined up the top and bottom pieces to figure out where to stamp my inside sentiment.

I added a score line at the top of the tree before adhere just the area above the score line and below the bottom of the die cut zipper so that when it is opened it will fold back. 

There you have it!


A Jillian Vance Design Kid Zipper Stamp Set
A Jillian Vance Design Zipper {die}vice
Silhouette Store
     3 Owls
     Tree with Treehouse
     Grass - Silhouette Studio pre-loaded border
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Denim, Mowed Lawn
Patterned Paper - Recollections
Cardstock - Bazzill